RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-07-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 39
Repair or not?

My wife and I own a 2014 Coachmen Catalina. it is parked under cover but the front faces west and the last storm gave us some hail damage to the front.

I am wondering if it is worth having the insurance repair it. The metal sheet runs side to side and it looks like both side seams plus the seams above and below the sheet would have to be opened.

We plan on keeping this 10 years or so before trading, will a dozen hail dents really depreciate the value?

I would hate to have the repairs done and end up with a leak somewhere down the road.

Any comments?

Thank you for your time.
Allen
__________________

2014 Coachmen Catalina 273DBS
50th Anniversary model
acope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 02:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
ryand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Metro St. Louis Area
Posts: 1,248
Its hard to say, it depends on a lot of factors. The biggest one thing would be are you OK with looking at those dents? Being that its the front of the trailer, you likely will pick up a few more just in traveling (I know I have) down the road. If you were to trade it in next year, the dents affecting the trade in would be a bigger deal....9 years from now, it wont be a huge deal I would assume. There is always the deductible as well....that should play a factor.
__________________
2019 SOB Bunkhouse (Former Coachman FR Owner)
2015 Ram Bighorn 2500 6.4L
https://www.ryandethrow.wordpress.com
Nights Camped 2016: 32
ryand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 02:14 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 5,173
Also, is the damage limited to just dents, or are there any other issues, like a broken window or such?

If it's just cosmetic, that's a different choice than if there's a structural and/or functional issue.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk... unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 07:14 AM   #4
Member
 
mr dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 50
I would want a 2014 fixed
__________________
03 Fleetwood 31g LS
06 Chevy Gas Dually
07 Yamaha golf cart
Looking to purchase a Georgetown 364 ts Mh in the next couple of years.
mr dually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 02:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Crockett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 845
the traditional "stick and tin" as they are known repair quite well. you replace that metal and your good as new. if the rest is nice then I think its a worthy cause. situations could always change and you might want to sell before the 10 year time period.
Crockett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2015, 02:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Evo2700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: SoNV
Posts: 277
Since it is fairly new I would have the insurance fix it, especially if they are going to eat most of the bill. My deductable is pretty low, I assume on TT insurance most deductibles are low since they are pretty cheap to insure.
__________________

2015 Evo 2700
2017 Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi 4.10
Evo2700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2015, 08:48 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 39
I appreciate everyone's input. Our biggest concern is opening up both side seams and the front to roof seam for the repair. How well do those go back together? Would hate to get the cosmetics fixed to end up with a water leak down the road.
__________________

2014 Coachmen Catalina 273DBS
50th Anniversary model
acope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2015, 12:04 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Crockett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 845
Quote:
Originally Posted by acope View Post
I appreciate everyone's input. Our biggest concern is opening up both side seams and the front to roof seam for the repair. How well do those go back together? Would hate to get the cosmetics fixed to end up with a water leak down the road.
depends entirely on who does the work. i would ask for pictures or previous work. there were many jobs I had done, thinking later, "I wish I had before and after pics". We caulk the molding when done. Tedious but done well, it looks good and seals good.
Crockett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
repair

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 AM.